151According to Arndt the possibility to change the judicial status and objectives of the central bank functions as an alarm system. The law the regulating the status of the central bank must be based on the will of the citizens. Therefore it should not be possible for a central bank to function in the long run without the acceptance of the citizens. Arndt, Hubertus (1998), p. 223. Also Cooper suggests that the European Parliament should be given the power to amend the Statute, by analogy with independent national central banks (perhaps by special majority), without the much more arduous (and unanimous) process required to change the whole of the Treaty.